Kronos is a well-made, moderate budget science-fictioner which boasts quality special effects that would do credit to a much higher-budgeted film.
Script [from a story by Irving Block] tells of the efforts of a people from outer space to capture Earth’s energy. To do this, they send an accumulator to Earth, which is directed in its movement by the head of a great American lab, whose brain has been seized by a higher intelligence from space.
Feature takes its title from the accumulator a huge metal cube-shaped figure 100 feet high, after the mythological god of evil, and which nothing seemingly can destroy.
Jeff Morrow heads cast as a scientist who has charted the course of the asteroid which has transported the accumulator to Earth. John Emery is convincing as the lab head forced by the outer-space intelligence to direct the monster. Barbara Lawrence is in strictly for distaff interest, but pretty.
Regal. Director Kurt Neumann; Producer Kurt Neumann; Screenplay Lawrence Louis Goldman; Camera Karl Struss; Editor Jodie Copelan; Music Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter; Art Director Theobold Holsopple
(B&W) Widescreen. Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1957. Running time: 78 MIN.
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